Twitter, Selfie, Totlol, More: Short Wednesday Afternoon Buzz, November 20, 2013

Remember when Twitter opened up the options for users to receive direct messages from any Twitter user? It’s gone.

Word of the year? Selfie.

Who knew I’d have to go The New Yorker to find this amazing roundup of Twitter bots. And now my brain wants a pet Exosaur.

Microsoft has officially retired Bing Shopping.

Kid-friendly YouTube alternative Totlol is back, using crowdsourcing to build a kid-friendly video library.

Google Cultural Institute: now with the Gettysburg Address.

WolframAlpha, now with more song lyrics — and word clouds! I’m in love. Good afternoon, Internet.

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